Friday, October 26, 2012

And They Wonder Why Voters Are Confused

Well, some voters are simply confused in all aspects of their life. But look at the headlines above from today's front page of the Huffington Post, and you'll see why even voters who pay attention to the news and think about it can still be confused.

On the left, "National Tracking Polls Show Romney Uptick," while on the right, "Romney Still Surging? Polls Say No."

So he's no longer surging, but his polls are on the upswing. Clear as mud? Welcome to Internet news. The Land that Editors Forgot.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Newsweek Print, RIP

The least earth-shaking news story of the month: Newsweek will stop printing its magazine at the end of 2012 and go to an all-digital strategy.

It might wish it didn't print this issue:

Cue the wags saying "I thought Newsweek stopped publishing a long time ago ..."

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Vote, Votes, Voting, and Voters

Early voting for the 2012 general election has already started, and I intend to partake as soon as I receive my voting packet in the mail. I'm a big believer in voting, and I'm also a believer in discounting complaints from nonvoters who complain about politics.

Below (you can click on the image to enlarge, or view it on page four of the digital version of the entire magazine) is my editorial from the October/November 2012 issue of The Commonwealth, the members' magazine of The Commonwealth Club of California.

Naturally, one would guess that I'd prefer to have people vote only if they agreed with me on candidates and issues. But in reality, I want every eligible person to vote. Those who vote for different candidates might be making the wrong decision, but at least I'll give them credit for voting their consciences and not just being post-election whiners.


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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Turn that Frown Town Upside Down!

From the genius and warped minds of Steven Foundling and Andy Warner, this is part one of what I hope will be a many-parted life for Frown Town.